I left off with our delish dinner at Giordano's pizzeria. After gorging ourselves on cheese and crust, we waddled back to the hotel and headed straight to dreamland. We had to rest up to prepare ourselves for shopping all day on Wednesday! First, though, we had to endure a boat tour of Chicago that the madre so desperately wanted to go on. I say endure because it was easily upwards of 90 degrees by the time we boarded the boat, and we were sitting in the direct path of the blazing sun. It was a little warm for my taste, but we got to see some pretty cool sites:
|Our adorable little boat guide.|
|Such a pretty view.|
|The madre, the big sister, and I.|
|Michigan Avenue is quite possible the best street in America.|
|When in Chicago...|
I had some delicious chicken lettuce wraps.
And I was forced to get cheesecake, so I guess I had to.
|In love with a dessert.|
|Too many clothes? ....nah.|
|They go great together, trust me.|
Wednesday was dubbed "site-seeing day." We left the hotel early (again) in the morning and scurried off to Millennium Park to see one of Chicago's greatest monuments:
|Reflection of the city.|
|I got the wholeeeee bean, in my hand.|
|Trust me, it was huge.|
|We are such tourists.|
|Yay for public transportation!|
|Gorgeous view of the city.|
After all our site-seeing was done, we freshened up at the hotel before heading to the madre's cousin's house for a wonderful feast. We had a great time laughing and chowing down with her before calling it a night and journeying back to the hotel.
I had such a wonderful time in Chicago spending time with the family and getting to see the big sister. I think this trip has made me see, yet again, how blessed I am to have such a loving family. :)
Until next time, Chi Town!
Til next time,